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98 delegates arrive for 2010 Boys Nation

98 delegates arrive for 2010 Boys Nation

Friday, July 23, marked the start of the 64th American Legion Boys Nation program, where 98 Boys State representatives arrived in Washington, D.C.

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Legion: More VA specialty staff needed

Legion: More VA specialty staff needed

The American Legion wants VA to recruit more staffers for its polytrauma centers.

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Jamboree honors a century of scouting

Jamboree honors a century of scouting

Thousands of Scouts from across the country will gather to enrich their lives, reinforce Scouting skills, learn leadership and teamwork, and of course, have fun.

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New Legion mobile-phone apps launched

New Legion mobile-phone apps launched

Visiting The American Legion on a mobile phone becomes easier this week.

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VA funds $2.8M for Gulf War Illness research

VA funds $2.8M for Gulf War Illness research

Money to fund three new research projects that focus on testing or developing new treatments for illnesses affecting veterans who served in the Gulf War from 1990-1991.

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Legion to give more on-base support

Legion to give more on-base support

At Fort Lewis and Brooke Army Medical Center, the Legion will employ service officers to help with the often-bureaucratic process of being medically discharged.

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2010 Boys Nation kicks off July 23

2010 Boys Nation kicks off July 23

Two representatives selected from each of the 49 Boys States will convene in Washington, D.C., July 23-30 for Boys Nation.

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PNC Matthews passes away

PNC Matthews passes away

Texas native served as American Legion national commander from 1972 to 1973.

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Oklahoma post NEF Post Excellence winner

Oklahoma post NEF Post Excellence winner

Fletcher Post 306 opens its doors to community following massive ice storms last winter.

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DoD spending cuts: How much is enough?

DoD spending cuts: How much is enough?

After almost a decade of intense combat, the Pentagon needs to replenish its arsenal, a costly initiative. But Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to cut "around $10 billion" in defense spending and more thereafter.

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Legion players honor Marine with a patch

Legion players honor Marine with a patch

An American Legion Baseball team in Kentucky shows support for a former player by wearing a 3rd Battalion 8th Marines patch on their uniform.

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Johnson holds on to 20th-place finish

Johnson holds on to 20th-place finish

Brake problems lead to another 20th-place finish for the 76 Freedom Car.

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76 Freedom Car headed to Ohio

76 Freedom Car headed to Ohio

Jerick Johnson to compete in short-track ARCA race at Mansfield Motorsports Park on Saturday.

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'One suicide is one too many'

'One suicide is one too many'

Legion deputy director delivers recommendations for enhanced suicide-prevention efforts for DoD, VA, during congressional subcommittee hearing.

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A personal touch

A personal touch

Free, customized membership recruitment poster now available online for posts to download.

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'Why are veterans' businesses overlooked?'

'Why are veterans' businesses overlooked?'

Testifying before the House, the Legion’s Joe Sharpe outlined ways that veteran-owned small businesses can fare better in today’s tough economic times.

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Legion member benefits now searchable

Legion member benefits now searchable

Updated page provides information on discount programs for products, services such as travel, health care, personal finance and computers.

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Commander in Kuwait

Commander in Kuwait

Commander Hill has a busy schedule during his visit to Kuwait. Get the details of his trip from the Clarence Hill blog site.

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Legion part of 'Veterans at Risk' hearing

Legion part of 'Veterans at Risk' hearing

Director of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division says more training, oversight needed at VA facilities to avoid St. Louis failures.

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de Planque takes part in radio interview

de Planque takes part in radio interview

Legion’s deputy director of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division argues that PTSD veterans should be granted disability.

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Legion pleased with new PTSD regulations

Legion pleased with new PTSD regulations

Streamlined claims process published in Federal Register, go into effect Tuesday.

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Legion testifies on health-care bills

Legion testifies on health-care bills

Severely Injured Veterans Benefit Improvement Act of 2009, Fair Access to Veterans Benefits Act among legislation covered.

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Reaching out to women veterans

Reaching out to women veterans

VA&R, Public Relations staff collaborate on ways to enhance outreach efforts through radio, television PSAs.

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Freedom Car salvages 20th-place finish

Freedom Car salvages 20th-place finish

Poor handling hampers effort, but Jerick Johnson, crew able to finish ahead of starting spot in Prairie Meadows 200.

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Explore Distinguished Service Medals

Explore Distinguished Service Medals

New Web site feature includes an archive of past winners dated back to 1921.

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H2H Golf Classic set for Oct. 7

H2H Golf Classic set for Oct. 7

Golfers are invited to Andrews Air Force Base to play in the Heroes to Hometowns Golf Classic - an event that directly benefits the Legion's Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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Treasury Department hosting VOSB event

Treasury Department hosting VOSB event

The Department of Treasury is hosting a service-disabled veteran-owned small business match-making event on July 29 at the U.S. Mint building in Washington.

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Vote for Shelby World Series logo

Vote for Shelby World Series logo

Shelby, N.C., the permanent site for The American Legion Baseball World Series, needs help choosing a new logo to display throughout the city.

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PTSD claims process being simplified

PTSD claims process being simplified

Legion welcomes new regulations but urges VA to allow private practitioners to diagnose, treat condition.

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Legion asks for Gold Star bill support

Legion asks for Gold Star bill support

Letter sent to members of the U.S. Senate seeks support for legislation that would make more Gold Star parents eligible for care at state veterans homes.

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